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Donald C. Hood, Ali S. Raza, Carlos G. De Moraes, Paula A. Alhadeff, Juliet Idiga, Dana M. Blumberg, Jeffrey M. Liebmann, Robert Ritch; Evaluation of a One-Page Report to Aid in Detecting Glaucomatous Damage. Trans. Vis. Sci. Tech. 2014;3(6):8. doi: https://doi.org/10.1167/tvst.3.6.8.
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We assessed the use of a customized, one-page structure + function report for aiding in detection of glaucomatous damage.
Two individuals (report specialists), experienced in analyzing optical coherent tomography (OCT) and visual field (VF) results, examined a customized one-page report for 50 eyes from 50 patients who either had glaucoma or were glaucoma suspects. The report contained key features of OCT scans with VF information. All patients had 24-2 VFs with a mean deviation (MD) better than −6 dB. The report specialists classified each hemifield and eye as either glaucomatous or nonglaucomatous based upon only the customized report, either without (phase 1) or with (phase 2) 24-2 VF information included on the report. Their results were compared to the classifications made by 3 ophthalmologists (glaucoma specialists) based upon traditional measures, namely stereo photographs, 24-2 VFs, and a commercially available, OCT disc scan report.
The two report specialists agreed on all but one eye and four hemifields in phase 1, and on all eyes and all but one hemifield in phase 2. In phase 2, they judged 31 eyes abnormal. Of these 31 eyes, 30 were judged abnormal by all three glaucoma specialists and the 31st by two of the three. Without the VF information (phase 1), one report specialist classified 1, and the other 2, of these 31 “abnormal” eyes as normal.
When using the one-page report, the experienced readers showed excellent inter-rater repeatability and diagnostic ability relative to glaucoma specialists.
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This condensed report may help the clinician assess glaucomatous damage.
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